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Manually remove Paragon NTFS v15 leftovers MacOS
# after appcleaner does his magic, do this
sudo rm -rf "/Library/Application Support/Paragon Software/"
sudo rm /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.paragon-software.installer.plist
sudo rm /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.paragon-software.ntfs.loader.plist
sudo rm /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.paragon-software.ntfsd.plist
sudo rm /Library/LaunchAgents/com.paragon-software.ntfs.notification-agent.plist
sudo rm -rf /Library/Filesystems/ufsd_NTFS.fs/
sudo rm -rf /Library/PrivilegedHelperTools/com.paragon-software.installer
sudo rm -rf /Library/Extensions/ufsd_NTFS.kext/
sudo rm -rf /Library/PreferencePanes/ParagonNTFS.prefPane
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ghost commented Jul 15, 2018

Thankyou, that saved me a bunch of time.
You can substitute ExtFS instead of NTFS as appropriate.

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dotw commented Jul 25, 2018

very helpful! this removed the notification!!!! thanks!

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elkinjosetm commented Aug 29, 2018


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wpuppet commented Oct 6, 2018

Very useful, thanks!

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forAllBright commented Oct 8, 2018


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exacty commented Oct 15, 2018

Hi. I still have a problem. I have payed license and I am trying to reinstall Paragon and get this error.
"The operation couldn’t be completed. (Mach error -87162879.)"
I have searched and tried many things, but still same error pops up when I am installing Paragon.

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Trgrm commented Oct 18, 2018

THANK YOU! This got rid of meny weeks of annoying Paragon pop-ups.

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DSriyantha commented Nov 20, 2018

Thank you so much. I tried many methods and waste many times to fix this issue. This really helps to fix it in few seconds.

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higee commented Nov 20, 2018


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Cinitoj commented Nov 21, 2018

Finally!!! Thank you. THANK YOU!!

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donchipote commented Feb 11, 2019

Hi! noob question: is that a code? should i copy and paste all those lines in some kind of mac DOS?

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pelinoloji commented Feb 14, 2019

You save my life! I have been trying to find a way. Thanks very much!

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megskelton commented Feb 22, 2019

Hi! noob question: is that a code? should i copy and paste all those lines in some kind of mac DOS?

In your terminal, yep. Just press cmd + spacebar and type terminal, then copy and paste those lines into the terminal window.
The .sh suffix to the filename indicates that it's a shell script i.e. Bash in Mac.

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AskFeeds commented Mar 7, 2019

The latest Paragon NTFS has an uninstall driver which goes together with an installer driver on the DMG file (installation Disk Image). You can use Paragon NTFS uninstaller to remove this app from your Mac. Guess it could bring more thorough clean result.

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pedro380085 commented Apr 3, 2019

Thank you!

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MclloydVuong commented May 7, 2019

@sjtugaoman try rm -rf ~/Library/Caches/com.paragon-software.ntfs.notification-agent ~/Library/Caches/com.paragon-software.ntfs.fsapp ~/Library/Application\ Support/com.paragon-software.ntfs.fsapp ~/Library/Application\ Support/com.paragon-software.ntfs.notification-agent

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orkhan10 commented Sep 22, 2019

Thank you very much.!

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diegodsp commented Oct 21, 2019

Thanks a lot! 👊

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frostyjhammer commented Nov 12, 2019

Thank you mister Seven -- nothing else would make those pop-ups go away on my mbp. =`:^>

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ann-dev commented Jan 31, 2020

I can confirm this works, thanks!

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weo3dev commented Mar 15, 2020

good gawd thank you so much.

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soroushm commented May 5, 2020

you save me when I was floating with broken search and spotlight

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divyaimca commented Jul 10, 2020


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code4power commented Jul 10, 2020

Strangely enough, many very expensive programs were solved, but this $ 20 application failed…

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xaddison commented Jan 19, 2021

Anyone else have lingering files still in: /Library/StagedExtensions/Library/Application Support/Paragon Software/

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SergiySev commented Feb 9, 2021

btw, you can download NTFS fro mac for free from Seagate:

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mrcabdriver commented Jun 17, 2021

Thank you all.
This one is does things on the fly.
All you need is to press button "Activate".
Screenshot 2021-06-17 at 13 40 30
Lines for terminal:

sudo killall FSApp
sudo launchctl unload /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.paragon-software.ntfsd.plist
sudo launchctl unload /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.paragon-software.installer.plist
sudo rm -rf "/Library/Application Support/Paragon Software/.config"
sudo rm -rf "/Library/Application Support/Paragon Software/.support"
sudo launchctl load /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.paragon-software.ntfsd.plist
sudo launchctl load /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.paragon-software.installer.plist
sudo launchctl start com.paragon-software.ntfsd
sudo launchctl start com.paragon-software.installer

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Dex1019 commented Jul 6, 2021

NTFS for mac is free as mentioned by SerguySev. Thanks for sharing.

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anuragbanjare commented Oct 20, 2021


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zeugma123 commented Jan 28, 2022

The Seagate version is "free" but gives read-only mounts.

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